Capital Punishment Analysis

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Capital punishment has been going on for centuries and in today 's society, people will question if it is unjust or morally wrong. To classify it as cruel and unusual punishment, would it be against our own constitution to continue these atrocities. The government should not have power over who gets to live and who gets to die. All humans are equal and have the right to live; it is immoral for someone to choose to end someone 's life, thus, I argue that the capital punishment is unjust and corrupt. Capital Punishment is immoral because it is taking someone 's life against their own will. This is similar to murder, which is illegal to commit. Yet the process still continues, and according to two professors from Santa Clara, Andre and …show more content…
It is basically sacrificing human life for the greater good. Treating people as if there were broken toys, and getting thrown away because the country decided to think it was ok. Messerli (2016) makes a good point when he states, that the families of the victim and also the family of the accuser suffers as well. The families of the victims feel that it is not a proper punishment to simply put them to death, they must repent for their sins. Other families are so engulfed in rage that they would consent of the punishment, but afterwards they feel emptiness because nothing was truly solved, they still cannot bring back their loved one. On the other end the family of the accused is emotionally drained from the start of the prosecution process. They have to watch one of their loved ones be imprisoned while they wait until the time comes to be given the death penalty. Having to bear with watching your loved one be put to death by their own country, it is simply devastating. Both sides of the case are going to suffer regardless. Sometimes there are cases where the defendants lacked the sufficient funds to efficiently go through the prosecution process or fell victim to racial profiling. Out of the 19,000 people who were …show more content…
This is similar to murder, which is illegal to commit. Yet the process still continues, and according to two professors from Santa Clara, Andre and Velasquez, in 2015 about 2000 women, men, and young adults await execution. How can the country allow this to happen, Why do people have the mentality to think that just because some people broke the law that it is ok to end their existence? That is why people should against this injustice. Although the opposing side would say that it would reduce the crime rate and keep the streets safer for their citizens. David B. Muhlhausen, Ph.D has a doctorate in public policy from the University of Maryland- Baltimore County and a bachelor’s degree in political science and justice studies from Frostburg State University. Muhlhausen (2007) believes that if criminals were executed, it will ensure the safety of the people. Despite the benefits of having this law, people cannot just ignore what they are doing. It is basically sacrificing human life for the greater good. Treating people as if there were broken toys, and getting thrown away because the country decided to think it was ok. Messerli (2016) makes a good point when he states, that the families of the victim and also the family of the accuser suffers as well. The families of the victims feel that it is not a proper punishment to simply put them to death, they must repent for their sins.

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